On Earth as It Is in Heaven
Aglow International, one of the largest global prayer networks in human history, mobilizes millions of believers to pray via the Internet, Facebook, and Twitter. We encourage you to take time to uncover all the layers of the many prayer initiatives and resources
As a Kingdom movement, Aglow is committed to seeing God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven. Their prayer network is “a focused, heaven-to-earth lightning rod for strategic prayer targeted to significant global issues.”
Started in 1967 by a small group of women, Aglow has more than 4,600 groups meeting globally, reaching out to both men and women of every creed and culture. More than 22,000 Aglow leaders minister to families, communities, and nations, reaching an estimated 17 million people each year. Indigenous leaders oversee Aglow groups in nearly 170 nations. Here is a sampling of what you will find on their site:Prayer for Muslims.
Aglow works to unveil the belief structure of Islam while loving the Muslim people by reaching out with news of a God who loves them. There is a powerful free brochure available on the website called How to Pray for the Muslim People.Prayer for Israel.
Another intercessory mandate is to recognize the importance of standing in loving support of Israel and the Jewish people, while helping to bring awareness to the Body of Christ concerning God’s plans and purposes for those people He calls “the apple of His eye” (Zech. 2:8). A free brochure gives specific, targeted suggestions for praying for Israel.Weekly Conference Prayer Calls.
Since June 2008 women and men who have a heart to stand with Israel and reach the Jewish and Muslim peoples of the world have joined together on a weekly conference prayer call. This call can only be accessed by registering and logging in to a secure site.Prayer Initiatives and Resources.
On this site many teachings, brochures, and guides can assist your prayers with resources such as “Eight Keys to Intercession,” “Prayer for Guidance in Times of National Crisis,” and “How to Pray for Your Nation.” Registration allows access to Aglow’s current prayer initiatives. You can also find these regular features:
Men of Issachar.
- Capital Prayer. If you have a heart for your nation, you are invited to join in this global effort to intercede for godly leaders and for God’s purposes to be manifested on earth through righteous governments. Capital Prayer desires to establish a prayer group in every capital city in the world, focusing on praying for the government and its leaders as the Apostle Paul directed in 1 Timothy 2:1–2: “. . . requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made . . . for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
- Global Prayer Targets is published each month by Aglow headquarters. The purpose is to unite intercessors around the world to pray regarding current global concerns.
Men of Issachar are men of prayer who draw on the wisdom of heaven for the creativity and solutions to the dilemmas of the day. Men of Issachar are challenged to pray for world leaders in specifically targeted ways:
- Identify key leaders in your nation and around the world, especially those who influence world government economy.
- Pray they will carry God’s heart for people in the nations that their decisions affect.
- Pray for them as they make crucial decisions regarding how to respond to the threats of national security.
- Pray they will align themselves with God’s intentions.
- Pray they will have fresh and powerful encounters with God.
- Pray for their protection.
Prayer Blogs. These blogs offer insightful and powerful encouragement and training tools in prayer. They can be found at aglowblogs.org/prayer.
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